We have to be frank: When we first happened upon the BoiseLife Web site, we immediately started sniffing around for signs of organized religion. But while the name might sound youth group-y, it turns out BoiseLife is actually a pretty rad, multifaceted community resource with a mission to "enjoy, serve and learn Boise."
Over the past two years, BoiseLife has organized a number of community volunteer events, from cleaning up Table Rock to delivering bicycles to Boise refugees. Their goal for 2010 is to open a physical volunteer center where local volunteers and nonprofits can collaborate and share resources. But in order to do this, they have to throw a debaucherous New Year's Eve party first.
All of the proceeds from BoiseLife's NYE 2010 party--$25 per person, which includes two drinks, hors d'oeuvres, dancing, a silent auction and "good karma"--will go toward opening the volunteer center. From 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, to 2 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1, attendees will get down at the Rose Room while dressed as their favorite decade. Those without flapper dresses or powder blue polyester suits are encouraged to stop by The Costume Shop, where tickets for the event are also available.
Thursday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $25, 21 and older, Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho St., 208-381-0483, boiselife.org.